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53: Hell and Its Inhabitants

53: Hell and Its Inhabitants

Recent comments by Pope Francis have called into question the existence of hell, or if anyone is actually there if it does exist. I take a look at the Church’s teaching on hell, as well as what it takes (or doesn’t take) to get there...

50: Is It Okay to Be Upset with the Church?

50: Is It Okay to Be Upset with the Church?

There’s a lot to be upset with if you’re a practicing Catholic these days. It seems a day doesn’t go by that some Church teaching isn’t being undermined or denied by Church leaders. What’s a regular Catholic to do?...

49: My 2018 MLB Predictions

49: My 2018 MLB Predictions

Baseball season starts soon, and so I’m giving my predictions for the upcoming year. Spoiler: I don’t think the Reds will come in last! Resources: 2018 Baseball Predictions (Article)

48: Top 5 Threats to Civilization

48: Top 5 Threats to Civilization

My wife and kids tell me I’m a pessimist, and I prove it in this episode of my podcast. I spend time discussing what I think are the top threats to modern civilization. Cheery, I know. Resources: Article: Top 5 Threats to Civilization You...

47: Beginning Lent

47: Beginning Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, so I thought I’d discuss the season of Lent, including my own disastrous first Lent and what I learned from it. Resources: Catholic Answers: Lent

46: Can a Pope Be Removed from Office?

46: Can a Pope Be Removed from Office?

Controversy surrounds Pope Francis again. This time he allegedly covered up abuse allegations against a Chilean bishop. This has led some (including myself) to openly wonder if he should be removed from office if these allegations are true. But...

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

44: My Hall of Fame Ballot

I don’t actually get a vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but here’s what my vote would look like if I did. I also discuss why I’m #Never Bonds and #NeverClemens. Resources: Article: My 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot BBWAA Rules for...